Here's how The Trib describes him:
Donald J. Boudreaux is a professor of economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. His column runs twice monthly.And that's it.
So I googled him. And it's interesting to see his Scaife connections (beyond his twice monthly columns at the Trib). Take a look:
- President of the Foundation of Economic Education from 1997-2001 ($231,500 Scaife money)
- Adjunct Analyist at the CEI ($2.9 million Scaife money)
- Director of the Mercatus Center 2001 ($320,000 of Scaife Money)
I'm not saying that Scaife paid Boudreaux upwards of $3.4 million. I am saying that along with being an econ prof at the conservative George Mason University (and Scaife donates generously - $250,000 in 2010 - to that University's foundation as well) Boudreaux's been attached to some serious right wing think thanks and those serious right wing think tanks have taken some serious Scaife money ($3.4 mil, in case you forgot) over the years.
AY-und, he has a twice weekly column in Scaife's newspaper.
That's all I'm saying.
This is how the right wing noise machine works.